Interest of B.B.

20090118 Interest of B.B., a child

Haley L. Wamstad, Grand Forks
County Assistant State's Attorney, Petitioner and Appellee
v.
B.B. (child), Respondent
and
B.J.F. (mother) and S.L.B. (father), Respondents and Appellants

Appeal from: Juvenile Court, Northeast Central Judicial District, Grand Forks County
Judge Lawrence E. Jahnke
Nature of Action: Juvenile Law
Counsel:
Appellee: Haley Lorelle Wamstad , Asst. State's Attorney
Appellant: DeWayne Alan Johnston
Appellant: Jacey Layne Johnston
Term: 10/2009   Argument: 10/08/2009  9:00am
ND cite: 2010 ND 9
NW cite: 777 N.W.2d 350

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Issues: Appellant's Statement of the Issues:
1. The juvenile court erred in finding that B.B. continues to be a deprived child.
2. The juvenile court erred in finding that reasonable efforts have been made for reunification.
3. The juvenile court failed to recognize that the court ordered guardian ad litem did not properly communicate or advocate for the needs of the minor child during the proceeding and improperly refused to appoint replacement representation for B.B.

Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
The district court properly found, based upon clear and convincing evidence, that B.B. continues to be a deprived child and that reasonable efforts were provided to the family.
The district court did not err in denying S.L.B.'s motion to appoint counsel for the child or replace the guardian ad litem.
The district court properly denied S.L.B.'s motions for a personal visit and to return the child to North Dakota.

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Docket entries:
104/13/2009 NOTICE OF APPEAL: 04/08/2009
204/13/2009 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT: 04/08/2009
304/14/2009 RETENTION OF RECORD ON APPEAL: 05/28/2009
404/23/2009 2nd Notice of Appeal filed (on behalf of Mother B.J.F.)
504/27/2009 Amended 2nd Notice of Appeal filed (on behalf of Mother)
604/27/2009 Amended Order for Transcript (for amended 2nd notice of appeal)
705/04/2009 Acknowledgment of OTR & request for payment from Karen Aamodt
805/13/2009 Reset due date of Appellants' Briefs - Transcript preparation suspended
905/13/2009 ACTION BY CHIEF DEPUTY CLERK (MAT) (transcript preparation suspended). Granted: 05/18/2009
1005/18/2009 Letter from Atty Handy regarding not representing B.F.
1105/19/2009 RECORD ON APPEAL (2 vols) & Separates 132,133,138 (Trans.) & 2 separate envelopes containing
1205/19/2009 unredacted documents). Not received: Steno Notes (#14, 55, 95, 108, 126, 153, 232, & 235)
1305/19/2009 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF (S.B., Father)
1405/19/2009 E-FILED MOTION
1505/19/2009 ACTION BY CLERK. Granted: 06/17/2009
1605/19/2009 State's Response to Motion to Extend Time to File Appellant's Brief
1705/20/2009 S.Ct. Not. of Dismissal/Failure to Proceed (B.F.). RspDue: 06/01/2009
1805/26/2009 Supplemental Record on Appeal dated 5-21-09 (entry nos. 263 and 264)
1905/27/2009 NO ACTION TAKEN (MSN)
2005/27/2009 Response Filed
2105/27/2009 MOT. EXT/TIME TRANSCRIPT & Briefing Schedule
2205/28/2009 State's Response to Appellant's Motion to Extend Time to File the Transcript
2305/28/2009 NO ACTION TAKEN (Motion for ext. of tran. and briefing. Requested addt'l info.)
2406/01/2009 MOT. EXT/TIME TRANSCRIPT (court reporter)
2506/01/2009 ACTION BY TRIAL COURT (MTR). Granted: 07/07/2009
2606/01/2009 2nd Supplemental Record on Appeal dated 5-28-09 (entry no. 265)
2706/11/2009 Third Supplemental Clerk's Certificate of Record Dated June 8, 2009 (Entries 272 thru 274)
2806/11/2009 Not sent were Entries 266 thru 271 - Trial ct. clk. indicated these items would be sent at a
2906/11/2009 a later date as they are needed for a pending hearing.
3006/16/2009 Petition In Forma Pauperis to Waive Filing Fee (signed by S.B.)(e-filed)
3106/16/2009 E-FILED MOTION (Pet/In/Forma/Pauperis)
3206/16/2009 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE (Pet/In/Forma/Pauperis -- S.L.B.). Denied
3306/17/2009 Response To Petition In Forma Pauperis, Affidavits in Support (e-filed)
3406/15/2009 TRANSCRIPTS DATED 10/2/08, 10/8/08 & 11/6/08 & C.O.S.
3506/15/2009 DISK - tra dated 10/2/08, 10/8/08 & 11/6/08
3606/22/2009 Supplemental Clerk's Certificate dated 6-18-09 (Entry Nos. 266-271 & 275-290, w/exception of
3706/22/2009 Entry No. 283--Steno Notes)
3806/22/2009 Supplemental Clerk's Certificate dated 6/19/09 (Entry Nos. 291-293)
3906/25/2009 Supplemental Clerk's Certificate dated 6/23/09 (Entry No. 293A)
4006/29/2009 4th Supplemental Clerk's Certificate dated 6-25-09 (nos. 295-298)
4106/29/2009 5th Supplemental Clerk's Certificate dated 6-25-2009 (no. 299)
4207/01/2009 6th Supplemental Clerk's Certificate dated 6-29-2009 (entry nos. 300-302)
4307/06/2009 7th Supplemental Clerk's Certificate of Record dated July 2, 2009 (Entry No. 303).
4407/09/2009 8th Supplemental Clerk's Certificate of Record dated July 9, 2009 (Entry Nos. 304-315).
4507/10/2009 9th Supplemental Clerk's Certificate of Record dated 7/9/09 (Entry Nos. 316-317).
4607/13/2009 10th Supplemental Clerk's Certificate of Record dated July 10, 2009 (Entry Nos. 318-321).
4707/17/2009 11th Supplemental Clerk's Certificate of Record dated 7/15/09 (Entry Nos. 322-324).
4807/17/2009 12th Supplemental Clerk's Certificate of Record dated July 15, 2009 (Entry Nos. 325 & 326).
4907/27/2009 APPELLANT BRIEF (S.L.B.) (e-filed) (PDF)
5007/27/2009 E-FILED BRIEF (ATB)
5107/27/2009 APPELLANT APPENDIX (S.L.B.)(E-filed)
5207/27/2009 E-FILED APPENDIX (ATA)
5307/31/2009 Received surcharge for ATB & ATA (Receipt #18949)
5408/10/2009 Received 7 copies of ATB from CSD
5508/10/2009 Received 6 copies of ATA from CSD
5608/17/2009 13th Supp. Clerk's Certif. of Record dated 8-13-09 (Entry Nos. 327-332, containing envelope w/
5708/17/2009 unredacted documents)
5808/19/2009 14th Supplemental Clerk's Certificate dated 8-17-09 (Entry No. 333)
5908/21/2009 15th Supplemental Clerk's Certificate dated 8-19-09 (Entry No. 334)
6008/26/2009 APPELLEE BRIEF (e-filed)
6108/26/2009 E-FILED BRIEF (AEB)
6208/26/2009 APPELLEE APPENDIX (e-filed)
6308/26/2009 E-FILED APPENDIX
6408/28/2009 Received $25 surcharge for AEB (Receipt #18977)
6508/31/2009 Received 7 copies of AEB from CSD
6608/31/2009 Received 6 copies of AEA from CSD
6709/14/2009 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT MAILED
6809/21/2009 16th Supplemental Clerk's Certificate of 9-16-09 (Entry Nos.337-343; not recd:#335&336-Steno Notes
6909/23/2009 17th Supplemental Clerk's Certificate dated 9-21-09 (Entry Nos. 344-345)
7010/06/2009 18th Supplemental Clerk's Certificate dated 10-2-09 (Entry Nos. 346 & 347)
7110/08/2009 APPEARANCES: Jacey Johnston & DeWayne Johnston/Haley Wamstad, Asst. State's Attorney
7210/08/2009 ARGUED: Jacey Johnston/Haley Wamstad
7310/08/2009 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
7410/14/2009 19th Clerk's Supplemental Certificate of Record dated October 12, 2009 (Entry Nos. 348 & 349)
7510/19/2009 20th Clerk's Supplemental Certificate of Record dated October 14, 2009 (entry nos. 350 & 351).
7610/30/2009 21st Clerk's Supplemental Certificate of Record dated October 29, 2009 - (Entry Nos. 352-353)
7711/04/2009 22nd Clerk's Supplemental Certificate of Record dated November 2, 2009 - (Entry Nos. 354-355)
7811/05/2009 23rd Clerk's Supplemental Certificate of Record dated November 4, 2009 - (Entry Nos. 356-359)
7912/01/2009 24th Clerk's Supplemental Certificate of Record dated 11-25-09(Entry No.363)(Not rec'd: 361 & 362)
8012/11/2009 25th Supplemental Clerk's Certificate dated 12-9-09 (Entry No. 364)
8101/12/2010 DISPOSITION: AFFIRMED
8201/12/2010 UNANIMOUS OPINION: Maring, Mary Muehlen
8301/13/2010 Judgment Sent to Parties
8402/05/2010 MANDATE
8502/11/2010 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE

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